Differences in The Wandering Inn 4.00 K
- Flos was content to wait;
he could see three more figures ascending the slop of the hill.
- No one spoke for a minute.
Takahatres poured wine from one flask while Orthenon did the same with the other.
- The Garuda advanced to the place where Drevish was sitting,
Takahatres filled his cup with more wine.
- He wouldn’t drink more than two cups that night,
- That was also unlike Drevish,
who was wearing clothing since he wouldn’t be fighting tomorrow and Takahatres,
- who was wearing only a cloth around his midriff.
“While Takahatres and Amerys deal with the mages,
- Gazi will attack the rear and whatever spots she deems most important.”
- my lord and I will lead the vanguard straight into the right flank.
We’ll leave the rest of our mages and archers in the back—Takahatres will pull back and protect them after he is done with the mages.”
- Amerys smiled.
Takahatres and Orthenon looked disapproving.
- Flos shook his head as he finished his cup.
- Drevish half-turned and scowled at his King.
That was an offense that Orthenon and Takahatres wouldn’t have ever dreamed of,
- but Flos was used to it.
Takahatres stared pensively out into the darkness.
- He shifted from one leg to the other;
- In a moment Amerys would offer to fly down and steal some from the soldiers.
Drevish would encourage her and Takahatres would lose patience and run down and get some in a flash,
- and Flos would be laughing too hard to tell any of them he hadn’t wanted a drink,
- Trey began crunching down on the orange vegetables,
- grumbling about how they’d gone cold.
- That moment would be forever engraved in Trey’s memory.
He and his sister had stepped off the subway car’s ledge,
- expecting to walk out onto the platform and head back home.
- it wasn’t.
And the subway’s close enough,
- so stop complaining!”
- they had all followed Flos,
Takahatres had left that very night,
- promising to strike the first blow against the Emperor of Sands with his tribe.
- And in fact,
Trey was sure that the other,
- She was obviously not Human.
Not that Trey minded non-Humans that much—he had liked Takahatres a lot.
- But Gazi…
What of Takahatres?”
- The half-Gazer smiled lazily as all eyes turned to her again.
Trey felt Teres shudder a bit at Gazi’s lips moved up.
- It was a smile,
“Will Lord Takahatres be alright,
- fighting against the Emperor of Sands by himself?”
“So Takahatres is crossing that?
- Isn’t that…
- Perhaps it had been a good question after all?
The man showed Trey where Takahatres had been.
- They will be fine.
But as to your main question—Takahatres believes,
- as do I,
But Takahatres’ people,
- the Garuda,
- And there is another factor to consider.
Takahatres’ tribe is far superior to any one conventional army.
- With him leading them,
- We have little time left in any case.
I taught you of the peoples of Chadrar,
- did I not?
“Shouldn’t King stay at the back?
- I mean,
“But if are to ask him…
- do it now.
“When we are not in public setting you need not address me with titles.
- He chanced another peek up,
and say something strange.
- a grim reminder of the past.
And that would never change.
- But the ice would melt.